Institute for Work and Technology


Business models & social innovation

Cipriani, Tamami Komatsu / Deserti, Alessandro / Kleverbeck, Maria / Rizzo, Francesca / Terstriep, Judith

Mission-driven versus profit-driven organisations

In: International review of applied economics

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Job posting

The following position in the Research Field Spatial Capital at the Institute for Work and Technology (IAT) of the Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen (W-HS) is to be filled at the Gelsenkirchen location as of 01.09.2020, subject to final funding approval:

researcher (f/m/d)

full-time (initially limited to 18 months) for work on two research projects in the fields of financial geography / finance and structural change / regional development.

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Transformational Entrepreneurship Hubs for Recognized Refugee Re-starters

The project “ENTER to Transform” is a project funded by the Interreg North-West Europe (NWE).To sustain growth & innovation in North-West Europe (NWE), we need enterprises in general incl. recognized refugees' (RR) starting enterprises. The project helps raising the numbers of RR starting in NWE by increasing entrepreneurship capacity of RR and the capacity of institutions dealing with this target group. Target group are the 27% of 521.635 RR in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and France (Eurostat, 2017) who have a business background and the experience to restart in NWE.


Energy transition and societal megatrends – Power-To-X usage paths in Wuppertal

Project EnerAct on renewable energy and societal megatrends focuses on the creation of concepts for the implementation of energy transition on the local and regional level in North Rhine-Westphalia. On the one hand, the action context is characterised by the technical challenges. On the other hand, the stakeholders in the regions and municipalities are confronted with a series of overarching political, technical and cultural developments, which are driven by dynamics other than energy transition.


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 Märkte, Branchen, Wertschöpfungsketten

Markets, Industries & Value Chains

Technological, economic and social change is reconfiguring industries and markets: Challenges such climate change, the ageing of society, scarcity of resources, accelerating information and communication technologies that require new solutions. ...
Thema Soziale, organisatorische und technische Innovationen klein

Social, Organisational and Technological Innovation

Innovation research at the IAT analyses innovations in distinct sectors and spatial contexts. Following a broad understanding of innovation, subject of research are social, organisation as well as technological innovations, ...